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Posted: August 26, 2014 at 3:37 a.m.

Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, donated $1 million to Initiative 594, a Washington state campaign seeking to expand background checks on gun sales, saying the effort “will be an effective and balanced approach to improving gun safety.”

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Mourners gather in St. Louis for Michael Brow...

Photos surround the casket of Michael Brown before the start of his funeral at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Brown, who is black, was unarmed when he was shot Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo., by Officer Darren Wilson, who is white. Protesters took to the streets of the St. Louis suburb night after night, calling for change and drawing national attention to issues surrounding race and policing.

Hundreds of people lined up in sweltering heat Monday to say goodbye to Michael Brown, the 18-year-old shot an... Read »

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Names and Faces

This Aug. 20, 2014 photo shows American rapper, entrepreneur and actor 50 Cent, center, posing for a portrait with G-Unit members Young Buck, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo and Kidd Kidd in New York. (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision/AP)

G Unit surprised fans when its members reunited earlier this summer at the year’s biggest hip-hop concert, and... Read »